Babette’s Barbie-Q Sauce

My Urban Kitchen, Sauces

This is an excellent Barbecue Sauce for pulled pork or chicken sandwiches.   It is amazing and simple to make.


1 cup finely diced onion

5 cloves finely diced garlic

1 cup finely diced green pepper

Bacon chopped (use this for your frying fat to fry your onions, garlic, and green pepper)

Dash of olive oil

1/4 cup beer (optional)

1 cup of chopped tomatoes (Italian plum if available)

1 3/4 cups stock or bouillon

1 cup catsup

Season with: cumin, paprika, chile powder, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, thyme (tiny bit), 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 teaspoons molasses (optional).


Once the onions, garlic, & pepper are fried, you can add a bit of beer to simmer and soften them, just a bit (optional), bring to boil.

Add chopped tomatoes, 1 3/4 cups stock, 1 cup catsup, brown sugar, (molasses, optional), chile powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, (cayenne pepper, optional), pinch of thyme or oregano, salt & pepper to taste.

Cook slowly for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  Liquid should be reduced by half and may need more time. Sauce should be well blended.

Shredded Chicken Barbecue Sandwiches 

Make the sauce above.  While sauce is cooking, boil an entire chicken.  If you have a teenage son, get him  to remove the skin, and pull the meat off, shredding it as he goes.  Put meat aside. Once the sauce is done, add the shredded chicken to it.  Serve warm on large sandwich buns, or if you are in Austria, serve it on Semmels with a side of  . I will post a fantastic and simple coleslaw recipe to go with this soon.


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